ASUS Chromebox Goes on Pre-Order For $179

The ASUS Chromebox is now available to pre-order on for $179.99 shipped with an estimated release date of March 14th, 2014. What will $179 get you?

ASUS Chromebox Features:

  • Intel Celeron 2955U Processor (1.4GHz Dual-Core)
  • 2GB DDR3 1600MHz Memory
  • 16 GB Solid State Drive
  • 802.11n Dual-Band Wireless
  • 65W AC Power Adapter
  • Chrome OS
  • Size: 4.88 x 4.88 x 1.65″

It will be interesting to see how peppy this tiny systems will be with the Intel Celeron 2955U processor.  This CPU is an entry level, ULV (ultra low voltage) 15W TDP dual-core processor clocked at 1.4 GHz. It is based on the Haswell architecture and manufactured in 22nm.